Watch TV Shows on Lifetime

Over the course of its history, Lifetime has been traded around among a circle of corporate media-giant parents, but the cable channel's programming focus has stayed mostly consistent throughout. Originating in 1984 as a merger between the women-oriented Daytime and Cable Health networks, Lifetime was intended from the beginning to target female audiences. Although that goal is less explicit now, the channel's programming philosophy remains essentially the same.

In the mid-1980s, Lifetime attempted to capitalize on the talk show boom, airing talk and interviews shows hosted by Regis Philbin and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The channel also aired reruns of network comedy and drama series that had established female audiences.

Through the 90s, Lifetime left doubt about its target demographic, as the channel adopted the tag line "Television for Women." That branding continued until 2006, when the network dropped the tag line and worked to broaden its audience to include more men and young people.

Lifetime is now a subsidiary of A&E, and like A&E's other cable channels, Lifetime has incorporated reality shows such as "Dance Moms" into its schedule. The channel also still airs syndicated reruns and original dramatic series like "Devious Maids" and "Witches of East End." Lifetime original movies, famous for their women's-issues-related themes and melodrama, also continue to be a staple of the schedule.

    Drop Dead Diva

    Drop Dead Diva

    Dance Moms

    Dance Moms

    Bring It!

    Bring It!

    YOU

    YOU

    Project Runway

    Project Runway

    The Rap Game

    The Rap Game

    Little Women: Atlanta

    Little Women: Atlanta

    Devious Maids

    Devious Maids

    The Client List

    The Client List

    Little Women: LA

    Little Women: LA

    Army Wives

    Army Wives

    Killer Kids

    Killer Kids

    Unsolved Mysteries

    Unsolved Mysteries

    Witches of East End

    Witches of East End

    Project Runway All Stars

    Project Runway All Stars

    Child Genius

    Child Genius

    The Red Tent

    The Red Tent

    Born in the Wild

    Born in the Wild

    Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition

    Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition

    America's Supernanny

    America's Supernanny

    Raising Asia

    Raising Asia

    The Jacksons: Next Generation

    The Jacksons: Next Generation

    Little Women: Dallas

    Little Women: Dallas

    Starving in Suburbia

    Starving in Suburbia

    Fit to Fat to Fit

    Fit to Fat to Fit

    Kim of Queens

    Kim of Queens

    Little Women: NY

    Little Women: NY

    Preachers' Daughters

    Preachers' Daughters

    The Christmas Hope

    The Christmas Hope

    One Born Every Minute

    One Born Every Minute

    Hopelessly in Love

    Hopelessly in Love

    Project Runway Junior

    Project Runway Junior

    Deadly Wives

    Deadly Wives

    Coming Home

    Coming Home

    Double Divas

    Double Divas

    Vivica's Black Magic

    Vivica's Black Magic

    Jump!

    Jump!

    Human Trafficking

    Human Trafficking

    UnREAL

    UnREAL

    American Beauty Star

    American Beauty Star

    Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies

    Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies

    Bringing Up Ballers

    Bringing Up Ballers

    Supermarket Superstar

    Supermarket Superstar

    The Capture of the Green River Killer

    The Capture of the Green River Killer

    Project Runway: Threads

    Project Runway: Threads

    Prank My Mom

    Prank My Mom

    Blood Ties

    Blood Ties

    Step It Up

    Step It Up

    Mom's Cooking

    Mom's Cooking

    Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After

    Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After

    Project Runway: Fashion Startup

    Project Runway: Fashion Startup

    Mommy's Little Boy

    Mommy's Little Boy

    Lovespring International

    Lovespring International

    Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead

    Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead

    Sea Change

    Sea Change

    Non-Stop

    Non-Stop

    Atlanta Plastic

    Atlanta Plastic

    My Sweet Audrina

    My Sweet Audrina

    Living With the Enemy

    Living With the Enemy

    Dear Mom, Love Cher

    Dear Mom, Love Cher

    Taken Back: Finding Haley

    Taken Back: Finding Haley

    Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol

    Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol

    Surviving Jeffrey Epstein

    Surviving Jeffrey Epstein

    Secrets of Eden

    Secrets of Eden

    Little Women LA Terra's Little Family

    Little Women LA Terra's Little Family

    America

    America

    Celebrity Home Raiders

    Celebrity Home Raiders

    State of Mind

    State of Mind

    Million Dollar Shoppers

    Million Dollar Shoppers

    How To Look Good Naked

    How To Look Good Naked

    Against the Wall

    Against the Wall

    The Assault

    The Assault

    Flowers in the Attic

    Flowers in the Attic

    Escape from Polygamy

    Escape from Polygamy

    The Way Home

    The Way Home

    The Gabby Douglas Story

    The Gabby Douglas Story

    Christmas On the Bayou

    Christmas On the Bayou

    Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart

    Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart

    The Brittany Murphy Story

    The Brittany Murphy Story

    Petals On the Wind

    Petals On the Wind

    Cheerleader Nation

    Cheerleader Nation

    A Day Late and a Dollar Short

    A Day Late and a Dollar Short

    Preach

    Preach

    The Conversation

    The Conversation

    Under the Gunn

    Under the Gunn

    Expecting Amish

    Expecting Amish

    The Pregnancy Project

    The Pregnancy Project

    The Pop Game

    The Pop Game

    Twelve Trees of Christmas

    Twelve Trees of Christmas

    Dance Moms: Miami

    Dance Moms: Miami

    The Protector

    The Protector

    BAPs

    BAPs

    Ms. T's Music Factory

    Ms. T's Music Factory

    The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell

    The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell

    True Tori

    True Tori

    The Trip to Bountiful

    The Trip to Bountiful

    Growing Up Supermodel

    Growing Up Supermodel

    The Lizzie Borden Chronicles

    The Lizzie Borden Chronicles

    Military Makeover

    Military Makeover

    The Grim Sleeper

    The Grim Sleeper